plural noun
pi·​rosh·​ki | \ pi-ˈrōsh-kē How to pronounce piroshki (audio) , ˌpir-əsh-ˈkē How to pronounce piroshki (audio) \
variants: or pirozhki

Definition of piroshki

: small pastries with meat, cheese, or vegetable filling

Examples of piroshki in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Keep your eyes open for Russian Eats, which will be serving homemade piroshki and Russian borscht. Anchorage Daily News, 22 Aug. 2019 Russian Eats, a new vendor this year, speaks to Alaska’s unique connection to Russian culture and cuisine with homemade piroshki and borscht. Samantha Davenport, Anchorage Daily News, 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of piroshki

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for piroshki

Russian pirozhki, plural of pirozhok, diminutive of pirog pastry

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The first known use of piroshki was in 1887

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Cite this Entry

“Piroshki.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piroshki. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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